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Simon Norfolk

British, b. 1963

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Simon Norfolk

British, b. 1963

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Landscape photographer Simon Norfolk has documented some of the world’s most brutal war zones and refugee crises. He interrogates the experience of war through the landscape, or in staged group portraits seemingly far removed from action. His lush and color-saturated images of bombed-out ruins, abandoned military hardware, and ancient battlefields dating back to the Roman Empire create dense layers of meaning and pathos without the typical trauma of images associated with war. He has also photographed supercomputers used to design military systems and nuclear missile test launches.

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Biography

Landscape photographer Simon Norfolk has documented some of the world’s most brutal war zones and refugee crises. He interrogates the experience of war through the landscape, or in staged group portraits seemingly far removed from action. His lush and color-saturated images of bombed-out ruins, abandoned military hardware, and ancient battlefields dating back to the Roman Empire create dense layers of meaning and pathos without the typical trauma of images associated with war. He has also photographed supercomputers used to design military systems and nuclear missile test launches.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 4 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Fotofest International